How to unlock/decrypt Bitlocker encrypted drive after a new Windows 10 installation?
I have 2 HD on my desktop. The first (SSD) with windows installation (C:), and the second is a large HDD where I keep my data (D:). In the second HDD I have a partition (E:) which is Bitlocker encrypted. When my SSD died, I replaced it and had a fresh windows 10 installation. After that, I tried to access my encrypted partition on the other drive, but my password is not working (The password is correct). I also tried the recovery key, stored in my microsoft account. It's not working. How could I unlock it?
If Bitlocker encrypted drive is heathly, we can unlock and decrypt Bitlocker encrypted drive with following solutions:
Solution 1: Unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive with the password or recovery key on another PC
Step 1: Connect Bitlocker encrypted drive to another computer as an external hard drive.
Step 2: Double-click Bitlocker encrypted drive in My Computer or This PC.
Step 3: Click Enter recovery key and follow the wizard to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive.
Solution 2: Unlock/decrypt Bitlocker encrypted drive with M3 Bitlocker Recovery
If Bitlocker encrypted drive is corrupted, we can unlock and decrypt corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive with professional Bitlocker data recovery software, but we must have the password or 48-digit recovery key.
Download and try a program called M3 Bitlocker Recovery, a professional Bitlocker data recovery software which can recover data from failed, inaccessible, corrupted, deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition.
Tutorial to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted drive:
Step 1: Select the Bitlocker encrypted drive where you want to recover data.
Step 2: Enter the password or recovery key.
Step 3: Scan the lost files from Bitlocker encrypted drive
Step 4: After your files are found, please select them and click "Recover" to save. After data recovery is done, reformat this corrupted Bitlocker encrypted drive and then use it again.
Solution 3: Unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive with Bitlocker brute-force cracking tool
There are three Bitlocker brute-force cracking tools: Passware Password Recovery Kit, Elcomsoft Forensic Disk Decryptor, Thegrideon Bitlocker Password which can help to unlock Bitlocker encrypted drive by running an attack.